UNH Safe Zones

Student Staff
UNH Safe Zones Training Request Form

A UNH Safe Zones training for the student staff in your department / office provides an excellent opportunty to address LGBTQ issues, and promote a workplace environment that is inclusive and welcoming of LGBTQ students and colleagues. We can "tailor" trainings based on the specific issues that participants may encounter in their particular workplace. NOTE: We prefer that requests are made at least 3 weeks prior to the training date requested.

* Your Name:

* Your Department / Office:

* Email:

* Phone Number where we can reach you right before the program (just in case!):

UNH SAFE ZONES TRAINING OPTIONS FOR STUDENT STAFF:

* PLEASE SELECT ONE TRAINING OPTION BELOW:

Being “Out” as LGBTQ & Allies: Identities & Experiences
Timeframe: 1 – 1.5 hrs

This program features a panel of UNH LGBTQA+ students followed by an interactive Q & A discussion. LGBTQA+ students will share how they identify within the LGBTQ and Ally spectrum, personal experiences with coming out and reactions from friends and family, being LGBTQA at UNH, personal impact of homophobic and transphobic bias incidents, tips for allies, and beyond. This is an informal opportunity for the students in your group to ask any questions and hear open and honest responses.

The Power of Words: The Power of Allies
Timeframe: 1 – 1.5 hrs

This program engages students in scenarios that spark discussion about ways to be an ally. This program focuses on bias incidents that students may encounter and the intention, perception, and impact of language, comments, and behaviors. Students will have the opportunity to learn about specific scenario examples of homophobic and transphobic bias incidents and discuss bystander responsibility, including ways to respond as an ally. NOTE: This program can be very specifically "tailored" to the LGBTQA issues that the student staff in your department may encounter.

Bias Gallery
Timeframe: 1 – 1.5 hrs

The UNH Bias Gallery is a large gallery of "real" artifacts (i.e. written comments, defaced flyers, etc) collected by the UNH Department of Residential Life which shows the cumulative effect of hate language, prejudice and discrimination at UNH. This program starts with a viewing of the Bias Gallery followed by a discussion about how bias effects LGBTQ students, as well as everyone at UNH, and ways we all can create a safe and welcoming community. We will process and share reactions to what we saw and felt walking through the Bias Gallery, and discuss inspiring and empowering ways to be allies to respond to homophobic and transphobic bias incidents and support our LGBTQ friends.

Gender & Transgender Identities, & Transphobic Bias
Timeframe: 1 – 1.5 hrs

This program engages students in interactive activities and scenarios, and may feature film clips if equipment is available. Students will have the chance to consider their own identities of sex, gender identity, gender expression, and gender socialization. Students will gain an understanding of the bias incidents that transgender and gender non-conforming students may experience, and the assumptions, perceptions, or stereotypes that people may make based on gender expression. As we consider specific scenarios of transphobic bias incidents that could and have happened at UNH, students will discuss ways to respond and be an ally.

DATE, TIME, & LOCATION:

* Please suggest potential dates and times when you would like to schedule this Safe Zones training
(i.e. Tuesday, Sept 21 @ 7pm):
1st choice:
2nd choice:
3rd choice:

Specific Location (e.g. building and room) where the training will be held (if known):

* How many students and professional staff will attend?

* What is the average level of understanding of LGBTQ issues of the student staff in your department / office?
Basic Intermediate Advanced

* Have you or your student staff encountered any homophobic or transphobic bias incidents (comments - verbal or written, assumptions, behavior, etc) in your department / office?
YES NO

* Related to the work that the student staff in your department / office does, what specific issues, topics, and/or questions would you and your group like us to cover during this training?

 

COMMENTS:

Please let us know if you have any questions or if there is anything we should know / keep in mind about your training request.



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